Tuesday, May 30, 2006

More on New Orleans...

Check out articles by Mike Davis in The Nation on the federal government's neglect of New Orleans (what Barney Frank has called "a policy of ethnic cleansing by inaction"), Noah Leavitt on why the flawed federal response to Katrina should be considered a violation of international human rights laws, and Tom D'Antoni on the anger and sorrow expressed by local musicians during Jazzfest.

On the other side, if you can stomach it, check out an article that got me riled up to do this cartoon, from a Newsday commentator (or science-fiction writer, perhaps) who claims that the media portrayed the Katrina response as a disaster to satisfy its liberal agenda, and that everything in New Orleans was just DANDY after the storm hit. Or if it wasn't, it certainly wasn't dear leader's fault (revealed at the end to be the true purpose of the article, to absolve Bush of any responsibility for Katrina response).

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